Congratulations to our newest members. This past weekend, Great Rivers Chapter was pleased to induct 103 new Ordeal members for our Chapter as well as several other Chapters in our Lodge. We were able to provide more than 750 hours of "Cheerful Service" to Fred C . Andersen Scout Camp throughout Saturday. A day of work was followed by a great dinner provided by Mr Degel and his team again. Later in the evening, we were happy to welcome 49 new Brotherhood members as well. Wear your Sash with Pride.
Chapter Meetings are held at the Great Rivers District Roundtable the first Thursday of each month from September through May. Please arrive at 6:45 pm to organize for the Opening Flag Ceremony for the District. The Roundtable is held at The Church of Latter Day Saints on Hadley Aveneue in Oakdale. Our next meeting will be Thursday October 2 at 7:00 pm. We will be reviewing feedback from our Fall Induction Conclave..
Other upcoming meetings for your calendar include: October 2 - Fall Induction Conclave Feedback Review
November 6 -
November 21 - Fall Fellowship at Maple Grove Community Center. Ice Skating, Swimming, Brotherhood Conversion for those who have been Ordeal for 10 months or more.
December 3 - Vigil Process, Election Team Training, Election Planning, Webeloes Cross Over Ceremonies
Ceremonialists will rehearse at each Chapter Meeting.
Your Chapter Officers for 2014-15 are:
Chapter Chief - Zach A
Vice Chief of Conclave - Noah M
Vice Chief of Membership - Zach W
Secretary/Treasurer - Jaron K
Vice Chief of Ceremonies - Jackson B and Tommy A
Vice Chief of Activities - Antonio V
Please feel free to contact them through the Chapter Adviser.
Nominations for the VIGIL Honor will be due about January 20, 2015. Please consider Arrowmen in your unit who have gone above and beyond.
Each Troop will be hosting an Order of the Arrow Election during the period from mid January to mid April. Training will be provided for OA Unit Reps in November. Unit Election Sign ups will be at the January Meeting. Please plan on attending our January meeting with your OA Unit Representative.
Does your unit have a designated Order of the Arrow Troop Representative? The OA Troop Rep is a valuable asset to your Senior Patrol Leader and is an appointed position that is Eagle eligible. This position is responsible for attending Chapter meetings, bringing information back to the unit on Chapter and Lodge activities, leading service opportunities for the Troop on camp outs and leading a service project for the Chartering Organization. Participation in the PLC is optional, but highly encouraged. Additionally, our OA Troop Reps help with elections in other surrounding troops and encourage participation of your candidates in our Fall Induction Conclave. If you are interested in this leadership opportunity, please consult with your SPL and Scoutmaster. All OA Troop Reps should then contact the Chapter Adviser with contact information so we can enhance your leadership opportunity.
NOAC - August 3 to 8, 2015
Are you registered?
This will be the largest gathering of Arrowmen in history as the Order of the Arrow gathers at Michigan State University to celebrate our 100th birthday. Special events, training, fellowship and fun will be high on the agenda. Additionally, there will be an opportunity for a "Day of Service." To insure your place on the bus, sign up and make your deposit today. An organizational meeting will be held in mid January. Details of that meeting will be following soon.
Our Fall Induction Chapter Conclave is September 18 to 20, 2015 at Fred C Andersen Scout Camp. Registration is in the Swanson Lodge from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on Friday evening. We will be looking for Ceremonialists, Elangomats, Work Project Managers, Culinary Staff and a variety of other "cheerful service" opportunities. Please make certain you put these dates on your calendar now.
For further information on Great Rivers Chapter of Totanhan Nakaha Lodge:
James Brown, Chapter Adviser at email@example.com